Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Witch Way to Turn by Karen Y Bynum

Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?

The last thing eighteen-year-old Breena Cross needs in her life is more complications. It’s all she can do to balance studying, working, trying to keep her foster-sister safe and drooling over the new guy at work. But things go from complicated to crazy when a fit of rage ignites the dark magic inside her and she finds herself fending off the supernatural underworld.
Myles, Breena’s drool-worthy coworker and vampire convict, is carrying a load of secrets--one of which is that he’s fang-over-lip in love with Breena and in danger of violating the terms of his sentence.

Orin is a soul-hungry assassin sent to kill Breena. However, he takes one look into her eyes and sees his own lost humanity. For once thinking of someone other than himself, he chooses not to end her life, even though it means risking his own.

Despite a convict and an assassin fighting over her, all Breena wants is custody of her sister. But to do this, she will need help from both Myles and Orin. And if Breena doesn’t learn to control the darkness within, she could lose her sister…forever.

Well, where do I start? Karen (the author) is one of my many good friends as well as a wonderful...I suppose you could say 'guide' with writing. She's funny, smart, and now I know 100%...a FANTASTIC writer. I was so so proud of her when she finally got this wonderful story published and what's more, printed!

When I finally got my hands on this baby I started one night and (yes I did sleep...) then it only took me about a day to read it. I was hooked.
It did take a little bit of time to understand the story and the ins and outs, and okay so maybe I got a tad confused occasionally, but the rest: the romance (Oh, the romance), the characters personalities and the drama completely had me in, hook line and sinker. There was no way I could put this down.

Number 1: I COMPLETELY fell in love with Myles! Screw Orin. He can go jump off a soul sucking cliff, for all I care. Yes, he had his good parts: his charm, his sexiness and his green eyes that made you forget everything you were doing and want to jump his bones (ehem...did I just say that out loud? oops) but then....He was just so...stalkerish, and yes he might be hot, but so are nearly all the love interests in books these days.
Myles... Holy Hotness of Vampireland. What is it with vampires that makes me want to just... be one? First Edward then Bill, now Myles. Anyway, I'm drifting.

When Breena unleashes powers she's never thought possible, she thinks it's a fluke. There's no such thing has supernaturals in her world. But then comes along Orin who...well, turns her world up side down.
Myles, little does she know, is also in the mix and is madly in love with her. But as always, there are complications.
Breena's attitude... the poor girl went through so much crap, it was hard to keep up. I think my head was spinning before I'd gotten to chapter 2!
Jenny, her sister in bond (not blood) was cute, but damn she couldn't keep a secret! The relationship between the two of them was so sweet and made me wish I had my own younger sister. *daydreams*

There's a lot more where that came from and I challenge you to read this...and then say you weren't in love with it! Because it's probably got more spark and fire in each chapter than some YA books have in 400 pages. No word of a lie. (well... don't quote me on that, okay?)

All in all this is a fantastic YA book with enough romance in to give it that extra spark needed to give this a 5 star story :D

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you so so much! (Breena says thank you as well...teehee) Your review was so heartfelt and means a great deal to me. I love hearing others take on my characters. It's so cool! And I am happy to help you with your writing in any way I can. You're doing a fantastic job, and I'm so very proud of you! Soon you're gonna have your WIP finished! Squee! Go, girl, go! :)


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